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The Facts About Personal Injury Lawsuits

Many people have the wrong idea about personal injury as a
practice area. For instance, they may assume that personal injury lawsuits
involve ambulance-chasing lawyers who are in business for a quick buck. However,
personal injury cases (and attorneys) are essential for helping individuals who
have suffered harm due to the negligent or reckless actions of other parties…. Read More »

Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe?

Millions of Americans are using electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. Electronic cigarettes, also called e-cigs or e-cigarettes, use lithium-ion batteries to heat propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin into clouds of flavored vapor. For many former and current smokers, e-cigs come with many advantages…. Read More »

Six Things to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

There are a couple of ways to locate a good personal injury attorney. Consider asking friends, colleagues and family members for a referral. Check with your state bar association. You could use Google or listings such as lawyers.com…. Read More »

The NJ Paid Sick Leave Act of 2018

On October 29, 2018 New Jersey will join many other states that require employers of all sizes to provide employees with up to 40 hours of paid sick leave during an employer established “benefit year”.
Here is a snapshot of what you need to know about this law:
Who must comply:
All employers in New Jersey must cover all employees except for:

Per diem healthcare workers
Construction workers employed under a collective bargaining agreement
Specific public employees who currently have sick leave benefits

Required amount of paid sick time:

Employees will accrue one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked,… Read More »

When Does Workplace Behavior Become a Discrimination Lawsuit?

When it comes to working in the state of New Jersey, employers have certain duties to their employees. One of those duties involves making the work environment feel safe. However, when the comments and actions of management or fellow employees crosses the line,… Read More »

Can Social Media Lead to Employment Discrimination?

Do you know what it takes to be a state police officer here in New Jersey? It’s no easy task; the statewide force is very particular about who may join its ranks. And if a candidate behaves improperly they could find themselves out of a job…. Read More »

What Is Arbitration?

Attorney John Keefe Sr. explains how arbitration is like trying a case in court. Where you normally have a judge and jury, arbitration is different. There are single arbitrators, and there are arbitration panels that consists of three arbitrators. Arbitrators are taken from retired judges,… Read More »

Do I Need an Attorney to File an Insurance Claim?

Attorney John Gregory of the Keefe law firm stresses the importance of hiring a lawyer when it comes to filing an insurance claim. This goes as well for filing a claim against your own insurance company. Gregory explains how insurance companies are in the business of making money for themselves opposed to providing benefits for those insured by them…. Read More »